Shabnam Hamrah is an Associate Attorney at Kakar Advocates with a focus on Employment and Labor, Contracts, Natural Resources and Energy, Corporate Law, Commercial Law, Civil Law, and Legislative Drafting.

Ms. Hamrah holds a bachelor’s degree in Law and Political Science from Kabul University and certificates in advocacy and leadership from Japan, the U.S., India, and Afghanistan. She has more than 5 years of experience in national and international firms as well as the public sector.

Before joining Kakar Advocates, Ms. Hamrah was the Head of Dispute Resolution at General Directorate of International Trade of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) where she dealt with transit-related issues and disputes. She also worked as a Trade Specialist and Legal Specialist with the WTO Directorate of MoCI. During her tenure at MoIC, Ms. Hamrah assisted WTO Directorate in the implementation of the post-accession strategy, legal drafting, and provided legal guidance on WTO policies and regulations for different governmental organizations to assist them on the implementation of their WTO commitments, and aligning their rules and regulation with WTO policies. She has also participated in different programs regarding dispute resolution at the Center for WTO Studies in India.

Ms. Hamrah started her career as a Legal Intern with Chemonics International in 2016, working with the Afghan Trade and Revenue (ATAR) Project where she assisted the Government in the implementation of the post-accession strategy.

Ms. Hamrah volunteered as a Project Coordinator at Initiatives of Change and Consultant (Co-Trainer) at the Danish Refugee Council and has worked in IDB camps to raise community awareness on Human Rights, Gender Issues, and Peace Building. She believes that dedicating time as a volunteer helps boost social skills and enables connecting with the community to make it a better place.

Commercial Law

Legislative Drafting

Corporate Law

Employment and Labor

Civil Law

Intellectual Property

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